Social Well-Being and Community Initiatives

Working with community members and organizations to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and the community.

We work to support strong organizations, build community, conduct social research, and connect with government, private sector, and non-government organizations (NGOs). Learn more about the Social Planning department.

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Our response to social disorder & community safety

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Family and Community Support Services

FCSS is a partnership between local municipal governments and the provincial Human Services Ministry. The funding is used to support and develop locally driven preventive social services initiatives.

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Housing and Homelessness

We are involved in finding solutions to housing issues including homelessness in a variety of ways.

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The Poverty Cycle

Earning a low income in Red Deer may lead to experiencing the cycle of poverty.

News & Notices

Outdoor rinks are ready for use in ...

December 14, 2018

Some of Red Deer’s outdoor rinks are ready to use this weekend after City staff worked to get them ready for the upcoming holiday season.

Proposed 2019 Operating Budget...

December 12, 2018

With a focus on community safety for our community, the recommended 2019 Operating Budget considers the current state of growth, economy, and maintaining quality of life for Red Deerians.